Governor Inslee’s office has announced that Washington’s state of emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic will end on October 31.
13 of the Governor’s proclamations will be rescinded October 27; HOWEVER, the Secretary of Health’s order regarding the use of face masks in healthcare, long-term care, and correctional facilities remains.
The WSCA is reviewing the news and will have additional information in the coming days.
While many were hoping for the mask mandate to be lifted with the state of emergency, that has not been announced. The WSCA will continue to monitor the situation and advocate with the Department of Health for reasonable public health measures that keep patients and providers safe, while imposing a minimal impact on those providers’ businesses.
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